The Cha-Am Volleyball on the Beach 2011 ended very well with the female and the male team from Thailand taking the first prize and the second contender respectively. Both teams qualified for the upcoming finalist selection of Asia – a preliminary competition before the next Olympic Games in London.
Organized by the Cha-Am Municipality, in close cooperation of the Petchaburi Provincial Office and the Volleyball Association of Thailand (VAT), the Cha-Am Volleyball on the Beach took place between October 27- 29, 2011. Serving as a selection round in which participating winners from Southeast Asia were enter to the next Olympic Games in London, this event consists of sportsmen from ASEAN Countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The opening ceremony adds many distinguished guests attending. During the ceremony, the VAT also invited two teams of Thai female volleyball players who have lately won the 6th rank from the Volleyball World Grand Prix 2011 and the 4th rank from the Asian Female Volleyball Match 2011. The teams are led by Ms. Pluemchit Thinkhao, Ms. Wilawan Apinyapong and Ms. Amporn Yapha.
Results from the Cha-Am Volleyball on the Beach 2011 are listed by countries as follows:
First prize (Male): Indonesia, First prize (Female): Thailand, Second prize (Male): Thailand, Second prize (Female): Vietnam, Third prize (Male): Vietnam, Third prize (Female): Indonesia, Fourth prize (Male): Malaysia, Fourth prize (Female): Malaysia, The team who won the first, second and third prizes will represent Southeast Asian countries at the upcoming volleyball finalist selection of Asia.